Igbinadion Education Centre Student Wins 2022 NECO Award Of Excellence


The National Examinations Council (NECO) has given an Award of Excellence to a 15 year old student of Igbinedion Education Centre, Benin City, Onochie Chimamanda Frances, for emerging as the overall best female candidate national, 2020 Basic Education Certification Examination (BECE).

Chimamanda scored eleven (11As) in the 2022 BECE thus emerging the overall best in the 36 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Edo State coordinator of NECO, Dr Moses Oladipopo who represented NECO Registrar, Professor Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi, while presenting the letter of invitation to her, urged Chimamanda to accept their warm regard.

The letter reads, “I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones in good health. I write on behalf of the Registrar/Chief Executive National Examinations Council (NECO) to give you a formal invitation to receive an Award of Excellence for emerging as the overall best female candidate National in the 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

“We shall be pleased to have your presence at this annual event.

“Kindly accept our humble invitation to grace the ceremony with your physical presence”.

Wushishi also appealed to the parents and the school to keep encouraging the student in order to surmount the challenges ahead noting that she has a very bright academic future.

On the part of the deputy chairman/co-founder, Igbinedion Education Centre, Lady Cherry Igbinedion said that she has been waiting earnestly since the inception of the school to see when it will achieve such feat.

Lady Cherry Igbinadion lauded Chimamanda for making the school proud, just as she also praised her parents and her school teachers for giving her, their best and making everyone proud.

Mrs. Igbinedion however urged her fellow students to emulate the award recipient (Chimamanda) and be the best, adding that when she was in the school in those days, her parents always told her that she should always stick with those that are making the high marks in class.

For the overall best student, Chimamanda who hails from Anambra State, said she would be a surgeon in the future.

She thanked her parents, school teachers and fellow students for their encouragement that has brought out the best in her.

The award will be presented to her at the national headquarters of NECO in Minna, Niger State on November 16, 2023.


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